Is It Time for a New Roof?
When most East Texas property owners think about their Roofing Sulphur Springs TX roofs, they only think of something that ensures their heads are dry when it’s wet outside. However, there’s more to a roof than just keeping the elements away.
A quality roof adds beauty and value to your home and provides fire protection, and impact resistance to your home. Since different roofs have different lifespans, you’ll want to know when it’s time to consider a new roof installation. At Nunez Roofing LLC, we want you to be an informed customer, so we’ve put together a few reasons why installing a new roof might be a good idea.
Reasons to Install a New Roof
Your home is as strong as the roof above your head. Unfortunately, the tell-tale signs that show the roof is getting weak can be difficult to notice. There are several things that weaken East Texas roofs including the shingles’ lifespan, low roofing quality materials, climate, and the elements of nature. Thankfully, whatever roofing issue you are dealing with, you can bet that Nunez Roofing will offer you the best choices for installing a new roof. We have over ten years of experience, and we can explore all the available options with you.
The following are clear signs you need to consider a new roof installation:
1. Leaking Roof
Heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in east Texas and this weather will almost always cause leaks. A leaking roof communicates that your roof’s integrity has been compromised and is the earliest sign of weakness. When small leaks get ignored over time they become serious, which will eventually damage the whole house. Since the building’s construction is intrinsically connected to the roof, when your roof leaks, it’s a subtle message that it’s time to consider a new roof installation.
2. Issues with Shingles
There are several factors that can damage the shingles covering your roof. Constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays and changing weather can cause the shingles to deteriorate over time and weaken. You can tell your shingles are deteriorating when you see:
Cracked Shingles: You will notice missing or cracked shingles occurring randomly on the roof or;
Curling shingles: If the shingles on your roof curl upwards it means they are cupping. When the edges are flat and the middle pops up they are clawing. No matter whether the shingles are cupping or clawing, that’s a sign of a roof whose demise is close and budgeting for a new roof installation would be a good idea.
3. The Age of the Roof
One other way to know it’s time to budget for a new roof installation is to consider the age of the roof structure. As a rule of thumb, if your roof has clocked two decades, you need to call up an expert from Nunez Roofing to do a roof inspection. While the general belief in the construction industry is that most roofs will maintain their integrity for 20-25 years, factors such as the climate, where your home is located, and the roofing material can affect its lifespan. Once your roof is 20 years old, it will not be as resilient as it may look and you need to consider a new roof installation.
4. Premature Aging
There are several signs that can show that your roof has become weak even before it clocks two decades. It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them sooner than later to reduce the amount of damage to the rest of the structure through routine roof inspections. The roof will weaken long before its predicted lifespan and cause serious issues to the building. Some clear signs of premature aging include shingles with missing protective granules and faded ones that feel brittle to touch. A poorly installed roof may also cause premature aging of the roof. Also, a roof will often age quicker if low-quality materials are used.
A Damaged Roof is a Liability
When a roof is damaged, it can lead to a host of problems. Water damage is one of the most common problems associated with a damaged roof. When water leaks through the roof, it can cause serious damage to the structure of the home as well as to any belongings that are stored inside. In addition, a damaged roof can also lead to problems with insects and other pests. If left unrepaired, a damaged roof can eventually collapse, causing even more damage to the home. As such, it is important to repair any damage to a roof as soon as possible in order to avoid further problems down the road.
It’s an open secret that a new roof installation will eat into your bank balance but this is one of those necessary expenses. Apart from being a liability to your home, a damaged roof is also detrimental to the quality of life; the daily cracking, leaking, and creaking can potentially lower the value of your home. If you’re considering a new roof installation, we invite you to contact us today. We’d be glad to help with this or any other roofing needs.